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Re: Passmores Orange Co NC and PA families
Posted by: C. L. McClain (ID *****4931) Date: March 23, 2010 at 05:28:47
In Reply to: Re: Passmores Orange Co NC and PA families by James Stepp of 837

Hi Jim ! Can you tell me where you found that Harden (G. Harden) died in 1851? He is listed in Civil War records under Confederate enlistments. He enlisted 24 Feb 1863 in Clay Co NC, Co E, Walker's Battalion, Thomas Legion as a Private. His brother Elijah enlisted in the same Battalion. Per Elijah's death certificate, he was born 2 March 1845 in Macon Co NC, died 17 Nov 1915 in Andrews, Cherokee Co, NC "of chronic Brights Disease" (kidney disease). There is no evidence that Harden ever came home from the war, and Walker's Battalion saw alot of bloody fighting in the war. Only 30% of their numbers actually survived the war.
Your message gave me some info on descendants that I didn't have (i.e. marriages and dates), THANKS !
I am trying to get past William Fraser/Frazer Passmore. I have consistently seen references to him being the son of either a Thomas Passmore or a John Passmore...but NEVER with any proof or evidence. In Revolutionary War records for NC there is an ENOCH PASSMORE listed for which I can't account (not listed among the earliest Passmores in Bertie Co families, etc)... and given that our William Frazer named his first born son Enoch, I think the research on William F's parents need much more study before we just accept what has been suggested (that he was son of Thomas). I can find NO PROOF AT ALL, or even slight evidence that William was son of a Thomas Passmore. If you find anything that sheds light on this, please share !!
The fact is, that our Passmores, while in Orange Co NC, intermingled with, intermarried with and co-signed documents with the Elliotts, the Marshalls and other families that came to NC from PA, MD and VA Quaker MM's. (I can prove those familie's PA connections). Dinah Elliott's father, James, mentions property in PA in his LWT. The Marshalls, Mendenhalls, Ballews,McPhersons, Elliotts and others , were among Quaker families that began to migrate from PA to NC in the mid 1700s to establish new Quaker MM's. (Phebe Passmore married William McPHerson and came to Orange co NC) The Passmores in PA, MD, DE, NJ and VA were all largely Quaker. Other Passmores in PA migrated westward to KY and Missouri. I have no proof at this point, but the names of the Passmores that our William associated with in Orange Co NC are closely aligned with the families that came from PA. I can account for many of the early Passmores (1720s-40's) and their descendants in NC that were in the Bertie Co and Edgecombe Co area...they all mostly ended up in GA.
ANY and all clues to the generations before William will be GREATLY APPRECIATED !! :)
Cindi McClain ( is the addy I check every day)
I descend from William F > Enoch > Harden > George W. > Dora Alice Passmore Seabolt (my greatgrandmother)

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